UK VOD Release: The Winter Lake

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 Blue Finch Film Releasing have announced their latest release ‘The Winter Lake‘, which will be available on digital download from 15th March.

The film boasts an incredible cast including leading performances from two of Screen International’s  ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Netflix hit Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Death on the Nile), and Anson Boon (Pistol, 1917). Mackey and Boon showcase incredible performances alongside Game of Thrones’ Michael McElhatton & Peaky Blinders’ Charlie Murphy.

‘The Winter Lake’ follows withdrawn teenager Tom (Boon) who after making a grim discovery in a seasonal lake, discovers the truth about his neighbours, a father (McElhatton) and daughter (Mackey) who are harbouring sinister secrets. 
 The Winter Lake will be available on Digital Download from 15th March

UK VOD Release: Come True

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Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to release their new sci-fi horror, Come True, in cinemas from 12th March, on Digital Download from 15th March, and on Limited Edition Blu-ray from 5th April. The film celebrated its World Premiere at Fantasia, followed by the UK premiere at Abertoir Horror Festival.

Directed by Anthony Scott Burns (Our House), the film stars Julia Sarah Stone (Honey BeeWeirdos) and Landon Liboiron (Truth or Dare).

The film was produced by Vincenzo Natali (SpliceIn The Tall Grass) and the score was composed by Canadian synth-pop duo Electric Youth and Burns (under the moniker Pilotpriest).

Plagued by nightmares, a troubled teenager signs up to a sleep disorder study. Hoping that will finally stop her sinister dreams, she unknowingly becomes the channel to a horrifying new discovery. 
Commenting on the release, Peter Thompson, Sales & Acquisitions Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this ground-breaking feature to UK, Ireland and ANZ audiences. Come True was the most talked about film at Fantasia last year and Anthony Scott Burns is truly a visionary director. This film doesn’t just require repeat viewings – it demands it.

Come True will be released in Cinemas from 12th March, on Digital Download from 15th March, and on Limited Edition Blu-ray from 5th April

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UK VOD Release: Butchers

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 Sharp Teeth Films is thrilled to release their latest horror, Butchers. Directed by Adrian Langley, the Canadian independent horror will be released in the UK across all major digital platforms from 22nd February and DVD on 8th March to coincide with National Butchers Week! 

After their car breaks down, four youths find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. Little do they know they are being watched. They soon fall captive to a family of sadistic butchers who keep their ‘fresh meat’ tied up in a wooden outhouse. With hints of WRONG TURN, the four friends have little time to escape before it’s their turn to meet the chopping block. 
 Sharp Films’ director Joey Leung was delighted to share the news of the UK release. He says, “At Sharp Teeth Films, we love supporting independent directors. Adrian Langley is one to watch, having co-written and directed this refresh on a story that horror fans will be very familiar with. We are also proud to be releasing this in the UK, with a strong British and Irish cast starring in the film. This will definitely broaden the appeal over here, especially with Simon Phillips from the White Collar Hooligan franchise playing a menacing Canadian cannibal!” 

Coinciding with National Butchers Week, Butchers will be available on DVD from 8th March (& Digital Download from 22nd Feburary) 

UK VOD Release: Schemers

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Lightbulb Film Distribution are excited to announce that the multi award-winning & critically acclaimed music biopic SCHEMERS will be hitting DVD and digital download on Burns Night, 25th January 2021.

SCHEMERS smashed expectations earlier this year and scored the highest new box office entry during its opening weekend in September, following its wins at the Edinburgh Film Festival and New York Winter Film Awards. 

The film is based on the true story surrounding music promoter David McLean’s stream of ambitious gigs in 1980’s, which included Simple MindsXTCUltravoxThe Skids & Iron Maiden! Celebrating youthful ambition SCHEMERS features a great classic indie soundtrack from 70s & 80s. 

Shot in and around Dundee, SCHEMERS features Conor Berry‘s award winning on-screen debut as well as Tara Lee (The Fall), Sean Connor (Anna and the Apocalypse) & Grant R. Keelan (The Devil’s Machine).
SCHEMERS follows Davie (Conor Berry) who is a dreamer from the council schemes of Dundee, who is constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life. Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said “We are delighted to be releasing this independent film. Schemers is a based on McLean’s incredible true story and is thoroughly entertaining. Following its 217-screen UK cinema release, we’re excited that audiences will soon be able to watch this fantastic film at home.
 
Writer/director Dave McLean added: “I’m proud to be from Dundee. The people have got a real spirit. And a great sense of humour. I really wanted to represent Dundee as a positive place, because it is.
SCHEMERS will be available on DVD & Digital Download 25th January. 

Pre-order your digital copy 
here & DVD here!

www.schemersmovie.co.uk

UK VOD Release: Sator

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Lightbulb Film Distribution is delighted to share the official UK poster and trailer for Sator ahead of its digital download release on 15th February. This will be followed by a DVD release a week later on 22nd February.

This chilling and atmospheric slice of slow-burn horror is set in a desolate forest, where a broken family is being observed by Sator; a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.

Written, directed and produced over five years by first time director Jordan Graham, Sator enjoyed a successful worldwide premiere at Fantasia and UK premiere at Abertoir Horror Festival. 
Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this unnerving creature-feature to the UK. The film has terrified festival audiences around the world and writer/director Jordan Graham has created a must-see debut feature.”

Sator will be available on Digital Download from February 15th and on DVD from February 22nd. 

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UK VOD Release: Max Winslow And The House of Secrets

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Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12) on Digital Download from February 15th. Audiences can finally enjoy the film at home after a successful but limited run in cinemas due to lockdown closures.

Max Winslow And The House of Secrets stars an exciting young talent Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max alongside Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai)Emery Kelly (Alexa & Katie)Jason Genao (On My Block), Jade Chynoweth (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Anton Starkman (Storks).

The plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire (Chad Michael Murray), to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity (Marina Sirtis) who controls everything in the house, including their fate.

Proven to be entertaining for all the family following a top ten box office ranking in October half term and 96% fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating, Munro Films is excited to be releasing the film to audiences locked down at home. 

Jane Smith of Munro Films says, “We are so pleased that families who didn’t get the chance to see Max Winslow at the cinema can now watch it together at home. It’s a gem of a film, with stand-out performances from its young cast, and is as fun and thrilling for parents as it is for their children, including teens and young adults.”

Four-time Emmy Award Winning director Sean Olson is no stranger to the Sci-Fi Family genre after stewarding the multi award winning F.R.E.D.I in 2018. Max Winslow has been called ‘Really exciting’ (KidzCoolIt) and ‘Terrific’ (Film Hounds), whilst ‘Channelling old school Roald Dahl and John Hughes’ (Any Good Films) by UK reviewers.

Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets will be available to watch on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Sky Store and Virgin from 15th February.

UK VOD Release: The Exception

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Parkland Entertainment are delighted to announce the release of the tense Danish psychological thriller, The Exception, in cinemas January 22nd and digital download from January 25th 2021.

Based on the best seller by Christian Jungersen, The Exception stars Raised By Wolves actor Amanda Collin, Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen & Westworld), Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy & The Legacy) and Danica Curcic (The Mist & Silent Heart). The book sold more than 200,000 copies before being adapted into a film by Christian Torpe.

Iben, Malene, Anne-Lise and Camilla are four women working together in a daily routine marked by power struggles, whispers and alliances. When Iben and Malene each receive death threats, they start to suspect a Serbian war criminal, whom they have been writing articles about. However, when a case of bullying in the office escalates, they slowly begin to wonder if the evil comes from themselves.
Commenting on the release, Director Jesper W. Nielsen said “I am very excited about working with such strong and talented actresses in a story about human beings and the darkest corners of their minds. Together, we will enter a fascinating universe of women consisting of extremely interesting and complex characters that not only lie to each other, but also to themselves. An unfortunate mixture that allows evil to reign.” 

The Exception will be in UK Cinemas from 22nd January and then on all major UK Digital Platforms including iTunes, Sky Store, Google Play, Amazon, Virgin, Curzon Home Cinema & Chili from 25th January

UK VOD Release: Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular

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This Christmas, classical music superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE returns to the iconic Royal Albert Hall, her all-time favourite venue, crafting a unique and unforgettable Christmas musical available to enjoy worldwide on Apple TV NOW!

Following the film’s high profile cinema global release this festive season, Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular is now available on Apple TV in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and The United States where it is also available on Prime Video.

Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular sees the Welsh sensation perform seasonal favourites and carols with full nostalgic Hollywood musical glamour and wonder.  The production was given unprecedented and exclusive access to the historic venue which also marked the 50th time that Katherine has performed there.

Katherine and friends, including beloved actors Vanessa Redgrave and Bill Nighy, Operatic icon Sir Bryn Terfel, Italian Tenor Alberto Urso, American Broadway star Marisha Wallace, English National Ballet Lead Principal Erina Takahashi, the Royal Air Force Regiment Band and many more will bring joy and festive celebrations to audiences around the world this Christmas.  The production was an opportunity to get over 200 musicians, dancers, production crew and more back together and doing what they love most following a very challenging 2020.

“Every December I perform a Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall; it is one of the highlights of my year.  Sadly, this year arts venues around the globe are facing challenges and traditional Christmas concerts and carol services are under threat.  After the 20 concerts I gave from home during lockdown, I realised how music can bring people together so rather than leave audiences without, we took the challenge head on and made a fully-fledged feature film using the spaces of the Royal Albert Hall and camera and story-telling techniques in ways never done before,” says Jenkins.  “My Family, friends and I hope to bring comfort and Christmas cheer to other families and audiences around the world – whether they are together or apart.  I really don’t think we left anything out – we even have the Sugar Plum Fairy!”

Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular was directed and choreographed by Lynne Page (Judy, The Crown), camera direction by Marcus Viner (Pet Shop Boys: Live In Hyde Park) andalso features Grammy and Olivier Award-winning conductor Steve Sidwell.

Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular from the Royal Albert Hall is available on Apple TV worldwide NOW.

For further information please visit www.katherinejenkins.film

UK VOD Release: Away

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★★★★-“Strong visual storytelling and an excellent score”- EMPIRE
★★★★- “Dreamy, sublime… a breath-taker“- Matthew Leyland- TOTAL FILM
★★★★- “Wondrous and original“- Leslie Felperin- THE GUARDIAN
★★★★- “Simply extraordinary“ Larushka Ivan-zadah- METRO
★★★★- “Beguiling“ Kevin Maher- THE TIMES 
 
Munro Films is thrilled to announce the digital download release of the multi-award-winning animated masterpiece AWAY on January 18th 2021.

AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.

The multiple award-winning film, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director, writer, producer, animator and film score creator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film.
 
Following on from its UK and Ireland cinema release in August, AWAY is available to pre-order now from Apple TV and iTunes and to purchase from Sky Store, Amazon, Google, Microsoft,  Rakuten and Sony from January 18th 2021.

Cert: U
Run Time: 75mins



Awards for AWAY:
 WINNER: Contrechamp Award (Best Emerging Talent) – Annecy 2019
WINNER: Best Feature Film – Anima Mundi Int’l Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature Film – Latvian National Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature – Strasburg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019 Special Jury Award for Artistic Achievement to Gints Zilbalodis – CineCina Film Festival [New York] 2019 Golden Stork co-winner (with ‘I Lost My Body’) – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019

UK VOD Release: Tokyo Dragon Chef

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Terracotta Distribution are delighted to announce the release of their insane Japanese action comedy, Tokyo Dragon Chef. Behind the camera is renowned director, Yoshihiro Nishimura, responsible for cult hits such as ‘Tokyo Gore Police’ and ‘Meatball Machine: Kodoku’ and the special FX director of Shin Godzilla.

Retired Yakuzas open a ramen restaurant and become an overnight sensation, thanks to their recipe developed in prison. But a mysterious upstart gang is taking down every Yakuza family one by one, drawing the chefs back into the gangland underworld once more!

Terracotta Distribution owner Joey Leung was thrilled that the film will be reaching UK audiences.

Everyone needs their spirits lifted at the moment and this blend of Yakuza rivalry, culinary success story and colourful musical are the much needed ingredients for a crazy, uplifting recipe that only the Japanese directors like Yoshihiro Nishimura can serve up. This is great find from us, it’s the film equivalent of crate digging for records and finding that gem you know people will just love, with a mix of older famous actors, young youtubers and pop idols.

Tokyo Dragon Chef is a hilarious and bonkers infusion of Blues Brothers and Tampopo – martial arts, music and of course, ramen!

Tokyo Dragon Chef will be on DVD & Digital Download from 25th January